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Veterans Law Institute - Policy and Outreach

The Veterans Law Institute's policy and outreach work include:

  • Academic Scholarship
    • Stetson Law has a number of faculty and staff who write about veterans and military law issues. Former Veterans Law Institute Director Mike Allen's scholarship led him to testify before the Committees on Veterans Affairs both in the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. Professor Allen's scholarship was some of the earliest scholarships in the area of veterans law and provided a foundation for future scholarship in this area.
  • Professor Simcox has written numerous articles on veterans law which have led to the invitation to present several times at conferences such as the National Conference on Law Clinics Serving Veterans, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Judicial Conferences, the American Psychological Association, the American Association of Law Schools Conferences on Clinical Legal Education, the American Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, the National Conference on Special Needs Planning and Special Needs Trusts, and at multiple task forces and Continuing Legal Education events. You can find her scholarship here. She is also the co-editor and a contributing author to Service Member and Veteran Rights (Clauss & Simcox/LexisNexis) and the co-author of the textbook Veterans Benefits: Law, Theory and Practice (with David Boelzner/Carolina Academic Press).
  • Staff Attorney and Adjunct Professor Morgan MacIsaac-Bykowski serves as the Editor-In-Chief of the CAVC Bar Association Veterans Law Journal, on the Advocacy Committee for the National Veterans Law Clinic Consortium (NVLSCC), and as Vice Chair of the Staff Advisory Committee at Stetson Law. She has written articles, case summaries, and legal updates on veterans issues for various publications, including the American Bar Association Health Law Section Magazine. She has also co-written numerous amici briefs on behalf of the NVLSCC supporting veterans at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and Supreme Court of the United States. 
  • Conferences
    • The Veterans Law Institute develops and sponsors programs including continuing legal education programs for attorneys representing veterans, seminars for veterans and members of the military, and academic conferences focused on veterans and military issues.